Apple’s press corps should probably show a little more diligence in updating their press releases. Bumping spec numbers and OS versions is all well and good, but the devil —as they say— is in the details:
Offering the latest high-performance I/O, the new iMac G5s include built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet for high-speed networking, built-in AirPort Extreme for fast 54Mbps wireless networking*, built-in Bluetooth, a total of five USB ports (three USB 2.0) and two FireWire® 400 ports for easy plug-and-play connections to popular peripherals such as Apple's market-leading iPod® digital music player, digital video camcorders, digital still cameras and printers. (emphasis mine)
While I appreciate that it’s still possible to hook your iPod up to your iMac using FireWire, it’s not exactly the norm anymore, is it? Where is FireWire going, anyhow? I would’ve hoped they’d’ve made the iPod FireWire 800 compatible by now, to at least show that they’re a little interested in furthering what was once a key technology.